Government launches solar charger

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Government launches solar charger

Lusaka, August 21, ZANIS—Government has launched the first ever Mobile telecommunication solar charger in the country.

Speaking during the launch in Lusaka today, Mines, Energy and Water development Minister Christopher Yaluma said the project will help Zambians have access to affordable phone charging solution regardless of location.

Mr Yaluma noted that in the past years people have always been looking for alternative energy sources that are both cheaper and friendly to the global environment.

In a speech read on his behalf by Acting Assistant Manager in the Department of Energy Arnold Simwaba, Mr Yaluma praised the World Panel Incorporation of USA for launching the project in Zambia.

He stated that the Introduction of the Solar Mobile Charger will help bring about an inclusive society in which everyone will have an opportunity to have access to renewable source of energy.

Mr Yaluma further added that the solar mobile charger will afford Zambians particularly those that are not connected to the national electricity grid an opportunity to charge their phones and always stay connected.

Meanwhile, World Panel Zambia limited Executive Director Jacob Sikazwe said he is delighted by Government’s efforts of partnering with the private sector in ensuring that Zambia becomes a choice investment destination.

Mr Sikazwe also paid tribute to COMESA and the American Embassy for the support rendered toward the successful launch of the Solar Panel Charging solution.

And solar expert and entrepreneur John Anderson said his passion through the project is aimed at empowering people especially those in rural areas as the charger is meant for people who have challenges accessing electricity.